View Single Post
      10-14-2009, 04:25 PM   #22
Brigadier General
blue2fire's Avatar
Cayman Islands

Drives: BMW 135i
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Location, Location, Location

iTrader: (8)

Originally Posted by JoosyJoos View Post
We had a discussion about this the other day in my international finance class actually. Its interesting how most consumers tend to stick with domestic brands. If you go to Germany you see an overwhelmingly majority of German cars. If you go to Spain you see SEATS. If your in France you see mostly Renaults, Puegots etc. America is one of the few that chooses to reject our own brands.
In all honesty, they probably stick with their national brands because they make something that the public want to buy.

A Renault Megane is a good car, anywhere. So is a Fiat Punto and so is the Honda Civic.

Can the same be said for the Chrysler Sebring or the Dodge Caliber?

Member #420568
Originally Posted by Gordon Murray View Post
Being a fan of Honda engines, I requested that they consider building for the F1 a 4.5 liter V10 or V12. I asked, I tried to persuade them, but in the end could not convince them to do it, and the McLaren F1 ended up with a BMW engine.